wool vitamins

the big knits... to reinforce the good deed of the vitamins!

many more styles in the shop to chose from.




it's not really cold yet but all of a sudden many people have the flue etc...

so take your vitamins!

many thanks to Mireya for her picture of her ceramic fruit bowls that pack a punch :-) it's good for the eyes too.

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playing domino

the gold dots of the glasses on the rectangular form of the tray sort of reminded me of domino bricks :-)

well, here is the probably last entry of a new product: the glass with the gold dot on the bottom. the dots are handdecorated in the crystal glass, two shapes, low or high(er). lovely stuff for 14.50/piece.

then a classic: the turning tray with teak wood border. if you turn it over you will find the other side is black. clever and most elegant indeed.

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open again

ok, back on track! the shop is open.


shop closed today november 20

today i woke up with a strange earache and so have decided to stay home and rest. unfortunately this means the shop will be closed today! sorry and hope to be back tomorrow.


11 years!

many thanks to those who popped in today!

and many thanks equally to those who sent their best wishes :-)



a bit of a crime

i pulled out this lovely orchid branch of my maybe 5 year old plant at home, it's a bit criminal!

but tomorrow is the 11th and in the same time last birthday of the shop, so let's make it a bit special. tomorrow 19.11.2014 blog readers will receive an 11% discount on one item of their choice (not cumulative with instagram sales and only valid for purchases directly in the store). all you need to do is say "happy birthday, boudoir" :-)



never too late :-) mailinglist

there is a big difference between "bye-bye, see you again" and "farewell". as an embarrassingly sentimental person, i've never liked farewells and so i'm a bit worried i might shed a few tears when definitely closing the doors of the shop on december 24th, but hopefully not. probably the whole situation will just feel unreal.

so here folks, with a delay of about 11 years, i have decided to start a mailing list NOW. if you want to be on the list you can shortly email me at this new email address

futureactivities@gmx.ch with just "mailing list" in the subject.

important: the mail address entrez@leboudoir.ch will only be actif until 31.12.14!

what is this mailinglist ment for?

truth to be said: i don't know. yet.

chances are that future activities include *pop-up shops etc etc

so if you want to stay in touch, please put your name on the list, thank you :-)

rest assured there will be no giving away of any names, email addresses or whatsoever to any other party, ever.



colours & shapes

the subtle colours of above vases don't really show, there's just not enough day light for pictures these days... bah, much better to have a look in the shop anyway!

below some japan ware (you could never tell there's 40% wood in the material)that is on sale in the shop.

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ear-cuff single piece, for the days when we don't mind a bit of extra drive.




yesterday i unearthed a pack of six of these cute mugs :-) so i'm reusing this picture i took a good while ago.


also, just because it's the weekend (for you happy lot, not for me since i'm working on saturdays) and it's beautiful outside and because i heard this piece of music this morning with much pleasure after a long while:

i hope you enjoy...

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it's cold outside

yesterday when i walked home late in the evening i saw that the temperature was only 1°C! time to bring out the big artillery: the wool caps and heavy shawls.

i fished out the cap i bought myself from the shop two years ago, mine is of 100% baby alpaca, so very soft and warm. it's amazing what a difference wearing this in cold weather makes. this being the 3rd season i'm wearing it - without losing it! - makes it not only a survivor but a very good buy.

this year i have only ordered very few pieces and i'm already regreting it. the one i have is not available anymore, the new ones are more of a beanie shape in mustard yellow or a deep and vibrant navy blue.

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let's get real

in the loo i saw my calendar with the countdown for shop closure: blimey, only 49 days to go!!!

the implications haven't really dawned on me yet...

on the more practical (=materialistic) side it's clear to me i'm not pharao ramesses to bring my possessions to my grave and even in my living time there is only so much space in my home and cellar! (yes, i will keep a few things on store for wedding presents etc because i know i will need them sooner or later).

i'm happy the way intstagram sales have started and i encourage you to have a look every few days for the new entries as the price reductions really are interesting. some items like the oval lampshade are actually sold quite below the price i initially paid. one is gone but several more are waiting to find a happy owner.

also, it is necessary for you to click on pictures of interest to be able to see the price. this is only valid from the pictures uploaded from october 21 when the sales started.

mail me for more information or to purchase items seen on instagram at entrez@leboudoir.ch

this evening for example i shall be putting 8 packs of a boudoir classic for a special price on instagram. the rest of the sets will be sold for the usual price in the store for christmas time as it's a beautiful present. 
so who is quick and clever?



le freak c'est chic

the title is purely due to the music title just playing :-)

silk shawl, also available in red or turquoise green. price tag: chf 79.-



en route

please note that the shop will be closed from 25.10. - 1.11.

(i didn't know there would be a long holiday (?!?) from january when i planned this...)

i wish a wonderful weekend eveyone and see you back in november!


more ceramics

yesterday white, today colour.



cosy autumn days


picture courtesy of kathrin :-)

who could tell that the two ceramic pieces are not of the same manufacturer? they look like brother and sister to me.

white ceramics look beautifully pristine on wood.

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+ sales now starting on instagram! +

ok, time to start the SALE on instagram!

we're starting with an oval shaped lampshade as the one pictured above, which is now 50% off. several pieces on stock. 

more items on sale to follow shortly! (these will not necessarily appear on this blog)

here the link:http://instagram.com/leboudoir_wohnaccessoires

for the ones not familiar with instagram (= me, a few weeks ago), you can browse my page without having your own instagram. please click on the individual pictures to see the price, availability, leave a comment etc

if you wish to follow the page to receive each new sales entry you need to have your own instagram account (easily set up)and push the follow button on my page. 

of most shown pieces there will be several pieces on stock, but not for all of them. i will for example also sell pieces of the shop furniture like tables, counter etc which are one-off pieces. 

items can be picked up in the store or you can notify me by email: entrez@leboudoir.ch   or call 043 243 75 43.

please note there is a price indication only for items on pictures that are uploaded from october 21. pictures uploaded before that date have no price indication or discount.

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some eye vitamin

a little colour never killed anybody!

if you're looking for a more classic option, there are yet 7 more colours to chose from.

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a farewell to a boudoir classic: the last red hula-set (small size) goes to... Gerlinde.

the small sets are now only available in blue/green as shown below. 

the larger size is still on stock in both colour sets.

the hulas have been a favorite of the store for 7 years!


yummy chair

one specimen in the shop for you to try... not only is this chair beautiful (in my humble opinion anyway) it's also really confortable.

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layer up

if you're interested in sizes/prices email me entrez@leboudoir.ch



+ le boudoir on instagram +

yesterday i got mail from majken: "any plans for sales in the coming months before your closure? then we will come and clean your store :-)"

the answer is: hell, yes, i need a clearance sale, everything has to go + there are only 70 days left! (panic)

the fact that the last days of the boudoir coincide with the busy christmas season doesn't make it easier to plan and organise (my  weak point anyway as you know).

to make it easier (starting soon): sales on instagram


please note that for now it's only a trial with pics from this blog. but shortly you will be able to view items on sale, including the prices.

if you push the follow button you should be informed of any new item that is put on sale. for those not able to just pop in the store etc you can notify me by mail if you wish to purchase a particular item.

let's see how this works out...



for a racy autumn

fat new wool shawls have arrived (ordered back in january!)

spikey necklaces and brooches make for special pieces... click on the pic to have a closer look.

have a great weekend!

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new & beautiful

two days ago the new coffe tables arrived, they're beautiful! 

i took the half size one because i find the shape more interesting. what's more, for small spaces you can place the straight lined face against the sofaside or a wall (for example as a bedside table).   

that's one to grab for chf 209.- also available in off-white.

love, love this one!



wild thing

remember last week's post (26.9.) of the silk shawl?

only unfolded does it reveal the depicted animals: wildcat, wolf, bear, fox cub, owl, unicorn... who would have guessed?



friends in the dark


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if you give up coffee

too cute an idea not to show you...

i salute the person behind this idea and picture!

though i must admit: the picture alone is enough to make me go fetch a coffee, i definitely need one NOW. after the captivating deed of giving notice to 2 assurance policies, telephone, webhosting, paysystem, domain name etc, i deserve one.

this is going to be a short work week:

please note that the store will be closed this friday and saturday october 3&4.



88 days

the day i informed you and my landlord of the closure of the shop... well i afterwards counted, there were exactly 100 days to go to the 24th of december.

the last 100 days of the boudoir. i find this coincidence very fitting.

today sunday, it's 88 days to go. not so much, i have to say! i'm a bit worried in what state you will find the store as the days go by...

i have already started unearthing old stock, so there will be a few surprises!

everything has to go.



more dash than cash

what colour is your winter coat? 

chances are it's a 'daring' black/navy/grey/kaki/brown (just like mine)... now mentally add this scarf and there is the sharp new you ;-)

ok, it may take some time to become attuned to it's particular aesthetics because the colour/print composition is not conventionally pretty. it's thoroughly modern and - more importantly - you will be surprised how good it looks.

ps: the title of this post initially was to be "wild thing". and next week i'll show you why. have a wonderful weekend!

100% silk




quite some but not all of the new shawls are multi-colour, here it's the prints that will add interest and life to your outfits for autumn and winter days.



sold yesterday

this kilim is going to live with a family in an old farmhouse :-)

4 new wool kilims are on their way to the shop, expected for the beginning of october.




...just sold the last of the crossbody bags (the neon yellow one).



shelf life


many thanks to kathrin who sent me these pretty pictures!

if you ask me it looks very cosy in kathrin's cupboard...

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geometry 2

photo via mixology

friday evening folks :-)

those trays... i've shown them on this blog several times and they've since become a constant and a favorite of the shop. as you know they come in various sizes/shapes/formes.

obviously my new mantra has to be: buy/buy/buy sell/sell/sell.

i freely admit that this - being me - is not easy. and i already miserably failed. i ordered more of the trays...

but sooner or later the choice will be limited so if you like to have the full picking: don't wait too long.

on these wise words i wish you a wonderful weekend!

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